Job description

Requirements

  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • London

Description

The Firm


Founded by Victor Mishcon in a one-room office in Brixton in 1937 we now have offices in London and New York, employ more than 900 people, with over 500 lawyers offering a wide range of legal services to companies and individuals. In every area of the law that we operate, Mishcon de Reya prides itself in providing a best in class service to its clients. Specifically we offer the following legal services: corporate; dispute resolution; employment; family; private client; and real estate. An entrepreneurial spirit - where candor and involvement are key - characterises our ability to develop and execute the strategies required to achieve our clients’ goals in all these areas. We are an independent firm with an international footprint that extends far beyond our offices in London and New York.


The Department


Based in London with offices in New York, Mishcon de Reya services an international community of clients and provides advice in situations where the constraints of geography often do not apply. The work we undertake is cross-border, multi-jurisdictional and complex.


Our clients are dynamic and sophisticated and we reflect that in our belief in challenging the conventional or accepted ways of working. We like to solve problems quickly. We fiercely guard our clients’ interests, recognising the significant nexus between business affairs and personal affairs and the ways in which this affects our clients.


Our overall aim is to provide our clients with the highest quality legal and non-legal services, delivering cost effective solutions, in an efficient, professional and business-like manner. In meeting this objective we aim to maximise our profitability and sustain our future growth.


The Risk and Compliance team at Mishcon is no different. We work in collaboration with the business to ensure best practice across the Firm, effectively managing all aspects of the regulation surrounding the efficient running of our Firm.


This role will predominately support the CDD & Conflicts team as well as the Best Practice Partner, the General Counsel/COLP and the Senior Risk & Compliance Managers more generally.


Responsibilities/Duties


Conflicts


Researching and assisting with conducting conflict checks for all new and existing clients and client matters across the Firm.

Where required, escalate complex conflicts issues to the Risk and Compliance Analysts and Manager for resolution.

Ensure that all conflicts are managed in a timely and efficient manner.

Client Due Diligence (CDD)


Assist with gathering of CDD documentation.

Work with the Risk and Compliance Analysts and Managers to conduct searches and analysis related to CDD.

Ensure that all CDD enquiries are managed in a timely and efficient manner.

Where required, escalate complex CDDL issues to the Risk and Compliance Analysts and Manager for resolution.

Maintain the CDD documentation and system on a regular basis.

General Administration


Ensure that all records, both paper and electronic, are filed and maintained to a high standard.

Assisting in opening and maintaining client/matter files.

Provide general administrative support to the team.

Assisting with SARs (Subject Access Requests)

Drafting simple letters.

Document review, as required.

Liaising with fee earners and staff in a timely, professional and courteous manner.

Regularly, frequently and accurately maintaining and update correspondence and other filing.

Maintaining confidentiality in respect of those matters which are commercially sensitive or secret and only share them with colleagues and others on a need to know basis who are themselves bound by an obligation of confidentiality.

Setting up, uploading documents onto and managing virtual data site.

Liaising with other departments where required.

Photocopying, faxing and filing.

To work under pressure to meet deadlines.

Skills/Experience


Ideally LPC qualified or equivalent.

Excellent attention to detail.

Excellent organisational skills.

Ability to effectively manage own workload.

Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels.

Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Personable and confident, able to build relationships with partners/ key stakeholders.

Resilient and calm under pressure.

Adaptable and flexible approach.

Pro-active and takes initiative.

Proficiency in MS Packages including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet Explorer. Experience with Document Management Systems is an advantage.

Skills/Attributes


Excellent attention to detail

Excellent organisational skills

Ability to effectively manage own workload

Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels

Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Personable and confident, able to build relationships with partners/ key stakeholders

Resilient and calm under pressure

Adaptable and flexible approach

Pro-active and takes initiative

Please note that this job profile is not an exhaustive list of duties but merely an outline of the key components of the role. You may be required by your line manager to take on additional responsibilities when requested.


Diversity & Inclusion lie at the heart of our core values. At Mishcon de Reya, our aim is to promote and foster a culture which embraces diversity, respect for the individual and the expression of talent, to empower individuals to fulfil their, and the firm’s, potential. In order to support this, we recognise the importance of flexible and agile working and are open to having conversations on how this could work for you and our business.


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